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James wills Miami to a Game 6 win in Boston

BOSTON — LeBron James refused to let another season end in Boston. The Eastern Conference finals, and his chase of an NBA championship, are headed back to Miami for a Game 7. James had 45 points and 15 rebounds, overwhelming the Celtics and leading the Heat to a 98-79 victory on Thursday that forced the […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Giants power past Padres

SAN DIEGO — Matt Cain didn’t flinch, whether it was dealing with the four errors committed by his teammates or facing a bases-loaded situation with no outs. Cain struck out nine in seven innings to win his sixth straight start and Buster Posey, Angel Pagan and Gregor Blanco homered at Petco Park to lead the […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

A’s win again to take three of four from Texas

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics leave town feeling a whole lot better than they did when they arrived at home just four days ago. Coco Crisp hit a solo homer and bases-loaded triple to match his season total for extra-base hits and the A’s earned their first series win in more than a month, beating […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Colon, A’s blank Rangers

OAKLAND — Yoenis Cespedes finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, drove in a run and scored and Bartolo Colon pitched eight scoreless innings, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Texas Rangers, 2-0, on Wednesday. Brandon Inge hit an RBI single in the second and Colon won for the second time in […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Game 6 win puts Thunder in NBA finals

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs, 107-99, on Wednesday. Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who trailed Game 6 […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Three late goals keep Devils alive in Cup finals

LOS ANGELES — Adam Henrique scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:29 to play, Martin Brodeur made 21 saves, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1, on Wednesday to avoid a sweep in the Stanley Cup finals. Patrik Elias and Ilya Kovalchuk also scored third-period goals for the Eastern Conference champion Devils, […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Giants hold off Padres, 6-5

SAN DIEGO — Madison Bumgarner was feeling pretty lucky on Wednesday. The left-hander labored through six innings and Gregor Blanco homered to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres. “I didn’t throw very well,” Bumgarner said. “Defense picked me up and offense picked me up, too. It was […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Report blasts handling of Occupy Berkeley protests

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A report released Wednesday criticizes the use of batons by campus police against student demonstrators during Occupy protests at UC Berkeley last fall. In its report, the campus Police Review Board committee said members were particularly disturbed by the repeated striking of some protesters during the Nov. 9, 2011, crackdown. Police jabbed and […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Google adds warning of ‘state-sponsored attacks’

BEIJING (AP) — Google said Wednesday that it has added a feature to warn users whose accounts it believes are targets of “state-sponsored attacks,” but the Internet giant did not cite a specific government. Google Inc., however, closed its search engine in China in 2010 after saying it no longer wanted to cooperate with Beijing’s […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Voters split on tobacco tax

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s still too close to call the California initiative to raise the tax on tobacco products. As of Wednesday morning, opposition to the increase led by just over 1 percent, or about 64,000 votes, out of more than 3.8 million votes counted. But there’s an unknown number of ballots left to be tallied. […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Wisconsin outcome signals opportunity for Romney

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall victory in Wisconsin sets the stage for what’s now expected to be a hard-fought presidential battle for this Midwestern state. The Republican’s solid victory served as a warning for President Barack Obama about the potential hurdles he faces as he fights to hang onto a traditionally Democratic […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Rangers double up A’s in Oakland

OAKLAND — Ian Kinsler hit a two-run double and Josh Hamilton also doubled in a run to back Derek Holland, and the Texas Rangers rebounded from an embarrassing rout a night earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics, 6-3, on Tuesday. Yorvit Torrealba hit a sacrifice fly, Adrian Beltre singled twice and Holland (5-4) pitched into […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Padres edge Giants with late HR

SAN DIEGO — Rookie Logan Forsythe hit his first major league home run leading off the ninth inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 6-5 victory over the visiting San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. Forsythe hit a 1-0 pitch from Steve Edlefsen (0-1) into the second deck in left field. Huston Street (1-0), […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Celtics steal Game 5 in Miami

MIAMI — Paul Pierce watched the shot sail just over LeBron James’ outstretched arm. And when it swished, he turned toward the Boston bench, shaking his head. The biggest shot of the night, for certain. And it put the Miami Heat in big trouble in these Eastern Conference finals. Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

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